Castle Rock Fuels Reduction 

  U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest 


It was announced Friday December 4th,  that the Mountaintop Ranger District will be using helicopters as part of the Castle Rock Fuels Reduction project in the South Big Bear Lake. Helicopters will be removing trees and slash in areas inaccessible by conventional tree removal methods and fly the logs to a staging point or landing. 

The Helicopter Project work will begin on December 7, and is expected to be completed by December 11, 2015, weather and conditions permitting.   In the project area, helicopters will be operating next to the Castle Rock Trail.   

During this portion of the Castle Rock Fuels Reduction project, the Castle Rock trail may have delays for hikers during this time. If you have questions on alternative hiking and recreational opportunities, please contact the Big Bear Discovery Center at 909-382-2790.  

While this type of logging is very interesting for the public to observe, it could be dangerous to be in the area around the operation site, so the public is cautioned and asked to view from a safe, distant vantage point.



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